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Old 12-30-2003, 02:35 PM   #1
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I need that for my pool...
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Hrmmm... Takeing bets on wether or not the "sellers" are gonna be "watched". How many people have use for a full size aircraft carrier?
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Hrmmm... Takeing bets on wether or not the "sellers" are gonna be "watched". How many people have use for a full size aircraft carrier?
Well, how else do you expect me to land my aircraft in my pool??

Thats a valid reason.
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Hrmmm... Takeing bets on wether or not the "sellers" are gonna be "watched". How many people have use for a full size aircraft carrier?
Doh!! What I meant to say (before work got in my way) was... I bet the "buyers" are gonna be "watched". How many terrorist groups would like to get their hands on a piece of machinery like that! Then again.. I think it would be fun to own one of those, even though it is 7mil out of my price range. :(
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HMS Vengeance
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Built by Swan Hunter. Laid down 16th November 1942.
Launched 23rd February 1944. Commissioned 15th January 1945.
Transferred to the Royal Australian Navy from 1953 to August 1955.
Sold to Brazil as Minas Gerais late 1956. Refitted at Rotterdam 1957-1960 with 8.5 degree angled deck. Overhauled 1976-1980. Laid up 1987 due to catapult problems.
She is still active [photo], [photo #2] and has been used as an ASW carrier (all aircraft & pilots belong to the Air Force). This year (1997) she has seen maneouvres as an attack carrier with Argentina Naval Aviation Super Etendards attack planes, ANA Sea Kings & ANA pilots as part of the widening collaboration between Argentina & Brazil.
Thanks to Eduardo Mitchell of IPMS Sweden for the information and photos.
Info taken from http://home.swipnet.se/~w-11578/hms_vengeance.htm
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Here'* the latest news:

November-December 2003


HOPE RUNNING OUT FOR VENGEANCE-
Investment financiers show interest in safeguarding Vengeance



Plans are still hopeful for possible rescue of the carrier by a Leith entrepreneur to take her to Scotland. A rival proposal has been developed this summer by Dutch entrepreneurs to berth the ship in Amsterdam (read the latest news).

Serious offers of co-financing with the existing British owner of the carrier, or additional financial support are now urgently needed or the ship will definitely go to the scrap merchants



Formal rescinding of HMS Vengeance/Minas Gerais ship ownership contract with H.J. Jienxiin on 4 September 2003 according to Agencia Estado News. This paves the way to try and return the ship to the UK (see information).

Tragedy in July 2003 with crash of the HMS Vengeance’* former historic Fairey Firefly and loss of the two man crew of the Royal Navy Historic Flight (see information).

Website dedicated to the safeguarding for posterity of the last Second World War British Built Aircraft Carrier in existence - HMS Vengeance / NAeL Minas Gerais

Save, Conserve, Remember

http://www.fleetairarmarchive.net/vengeance/

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